Volvik Championship Receives Rave Reviews, Hannah Yun Wins
Hannah Yun Wins Volvik Championship, Inaugural Event Receives Rave Reviews
Orlando, FLA - Symetra Tour player Hannah Yun won the inaugural Volvik Championship Sept. 22 after shooting 15 under par at the Palmer Course at Reunion Resort. The victory was Yun's first ever professional victory.
“Surreal right now,” said Yun of the win. “I think it’s going to take a little bit for it to sink in but it feels great. I was just trying to stay in my own little world all week,” said Yun. “It was a good competition today and like I said, both of us could have gone low and it could have gone either way to be perfectly honest but I just happened to be
The former University of Florida Gator moved from No. 48 on the Volvik Race for the Card to No. 18 with one event remaining, the Symetra Tour Championship which took place this weekend.
“I have had the most fun these past few months than I have probably had since I was a little kid,” said Yun. “It’s nice because that’s the reason why I started playing golf and it’s nice just to be able to have fun playing on the course and put in the work and to see that it’s working.”
Volvik is the official golf ball of the Symetra Tour and is also the sponsor of the Volvik Race for the Card, where the Top 10 players on the Symetra Tour money list earn their LPGA Tour cards for the following season. At every Symetra Tour event, the driving range is covered in Volvik's colorful high-performance 3-piece and 4-piece golf balls for all Symetra Tour players to practice with. Over 20 players are using Volvik colored golf balls on the 2013 Symetra Tour. Volvik players have now earned two Victories, eight Top 10 finishes and 20 Top 25 finishes so far in 2013.
"The feedback we received is that the Volvik Championship raised the bar and brought an LPGA Tour tournament feel to the Symetra Tour," said Don Shin, President of Volvik USA. "From the quality of the course conditions and the volunteers and the extra work that the Symetra Tour and Reunion Resort staff put in, to the Pro-Am participants and parties, to the on-course signage and the symmetry between player and sponsor, we are very proud to report that the Volvik Championship was a complete success for everyone involved."
The Volvik Championship was deemed as one of the top Symetra Tour events this season by the players. Many of the players took to Twitter to express their feedback:https://twitter.com/volvikUSA
A total of 87 players have automatically "graduated” to the LPGA Tour since 1999.
"We are out here on the Symetra Tour with the Volvik Championship and the Volvik Race for the Card to make a statement that we are very serious about helping aspiring golfers achieve their ultimate dreams of playing on the top professional tours in the world," said Volvik's National Director of Sales and Marketing Jon Claffey. "We made a decision to help sponsor and provide golfers with a new kind of performance and dedication to help get them to the next level. That is why we sponsor the Symetra Tour, started signing players on the Web.com Tour and why we are actively introducing our golf balls to junior leagues and college programs. These players are the future of the game and we want to be here for them."
At the conclusion of the Volvik Championship, players moving into the top 10 spots on the money list are as follows: 1. P.K. Kongkraphan of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, $43,848; 2. Christine Song of Fullerton, Calif., $38,798; 3. Cydney Clanton of Concord, N.C., $36,969; 4. Sue Kim of Langley, British Columbia, $36,922; 5. Marina Alex of Wayne, N.J., $35,457; 6. Hannah Jun or Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., $35,262; 7. Giulia Molinaro of Treviso, Italy, $33,929; 8. Olivia Jordan-Higgins of Jersey, Channel Islands UK, $33,495; 9. Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Ontario, $33,192; 10. Jaclyn Sweeney of Bradenton, Fla., $32,259
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 303 of its color golf balls in play on the 2012 and 2013 LPGA Tour. Since 2012, players using Volvik's ultra high-performance color golf balls earned over $4 million on the LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour and Symetra Tour with five victories and 45 Top 10 finishes.
Volvik is dedicated to the production of specialized 3- and 4-piece multi-layer golf balls that feature 37 worldwide patents. In over 30 years of golf ball production, Volvik has developed a reputation based on highly innovative development, quickly becoming one of the most significant and trusted golf ball manufacturers in the world.